Welcome to the Newest Member of the Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club!

I met my fellow WFPBC members at the Great Salt Lake Marina this afternoon.  I had a feeling, with all the warm weather we've been having lately, that the water was going to be "warm".  When my family and I got to the marina, Goody and Jim were already there and had already taken the temperature at 42 degrees!  I dropped my thermometer in just to double check and came up with 42 degrees as well.

Goody, Gords, Josh and Jim
The three of us chatted for a while about the upcoming Valentine's Swimfest and the QUAC meet while we waited for Gords.  I was excited to see that he had his new suit from Splish.com on.  He and I designed a men's and women's suit suit to promote the 2012 Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim.  The suit looks great and I can't wait for mine to get here!  We are working with Splish.com to make the suits available on their website.  We are also working on getting a discount code for anyone who wants to order one...stay tuned!

Got Salt?  Gords does!
With the water being several degrees warmer, I decided I'd better swim a little further than I have for the past few weeks.  All four of us got in the water at the same time and headed out from the ramp.  I had my sights set on swimming out to the marina entrance and followed Gords to the entrance.  I didn't look back until I had made it and, when I did, I saw Goody just getting to the rocky point where Gords has been swimming to over the past several weeks.  Jim was also pretty far out into the marina.

On the way back to the ramp, all four of us ended up swimming right by each other and we swam in together.  Jim has turned out to be a pretty hardcore polar bear and is always the last one out of the water.  He stayed in for just over 10 minutes today!
This has got to be one of the best photos out there of WFPBC!

Nice job!  A lot of PR's set tonight.
As I was getting out of the water, Sabrina told me about the newest member of the WFPBC.  I had mentioned in passing to my oldest son Harrison a week or so ago that he could become a member of our club if he put his foot in the water.  While we were out swimming, he had put his bare foot in twice and still had his shoe and sock off and was running around!  Welcome to the club Har!

The newest polar bear!  Way to go Har!

Today's swimmers (and foot dippers): Harrison, Josh, Gords, Goody and Jim.

1 comment:

Matt Gerrish said...

Har is a braver man than I will ever be...